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From mentorship to developing a novel surgical technique: The journey of an African-American female surgeon

      I chose to give my presidential address this year on mentorship. Mentorship matters and mentorship is a really critical component of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS). Many times when I'm asked by junior faculty or medical students or residents they always ask how did you get there how did you get to do these surgeries and go all over the country teaching other surgeons how to do it so I wanted to spend some time today talking about how I got there but really interdigitating the mentorship.
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